Collaboration with Psychedelic Experience
The Aftercare Project is proud to announce our collaboration with Tim Cools, founder of the new research and resource space: Psychedelic Experience. This collaboration will help with some important resources the project has aimed to offer, including transparent peer-reviewed reports of organizations to provide the most honest information available to best inform seeker safety.
Join Us and Sign Up Now–PsychedelicExperience.net–built by and for the community. This space is just getting started–Share with friends and help create a truly communal resource!
Psychedelic Science 2017 Conference
Thank you to all who were able to make it out to Psychedelic Science 2017 to meet in person! It was an honor to have been invited to speak to safety needs, especially after 2 years volunteering for the project’s mission–hearing more what the community has been expressing and continuing that dialogue as we are all still learning with this relatively new form of treatment. Feeling blessed to have been given the opportunity to discuss how we all might help, and at the largest psychedelic conference in the world!
Below you will find conference resources for now. Once Psychedelic Science 2017 has released videos of the speech, we will add a transcript, and link to the series of talks here. Also in the coming weeks, you will get the first look at the “Ayahuasca Treatment Center Safety Questionnaire”, sent to 65 retreat centers in and around the area of Iquitos, Peru–in English and Spanish–which covers issues surrounding safety knowledge, with 19 questions, such as “How do you determine if a client is ready for this form of treatment?”.
We hope you find the following materials interesting and useful (posting 5/1/17-5/7/17):
- Psychedelic Science 2017 conference handout materials, including informative links and resources
- First reveal of questions and responses to the “Ayahuasca Treatment Center Safety Questionnaire” results, with responses provided in English and/or Spanish (coming soon! –with release of Psychedelic Science 2017 speeches)
Project Update: May 1st, 2017
The Aftercare Project is needing to slow on certain fronts to focus on fundraising, in order to finally bring this fairly simple, and truly sweet vision together: we have had an amazing response from the therapist and counselor community expressing their interest in helping however they can–they are the real heart of this mission and we cannot thank you all who have reached out to help enough!
At this time, we are only able to respond to those reaching out for help, but want all who have inquired to help with the project to know we will be in touch as soon as we get funding going, inquiring again for interest and more information–thank you!!
For our wonderful therapists and counselors interested in this much-needed cause, we are forever grateful for your support and will continue offering your services to those reaching out in crisis. We would not be in any functional capacity without your continued help addressing what is apparently a growing need. All emails are being archived for response once we hit that next level–we are overwhelmed on many levels by the outpouring of support and interest in the project!
We are also blessed to be working with Psychedelic Experience, having their great expertise in building the first peer forum, one for therapists and counselors working with the project! We will let you all know when the space is ready and secured for use!
Though we are announcing this pause, please don’t hesitate to reach out for support–anytime! If you are a therapist or counselor– or anyone interested in helping with various aspects of the project as we grow–we thank you for your passion here and very much look forward to connecting over the coming months!
With Deep Gratitude & Joy,
Raven R. Ray
Founder, The Aftercare Project